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Where can I get the best fabrci for mens fishing type hats
I want to finf fabrci to make DH a work cap w/flaps for sun protection.
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Subject: Where can I get the best fabric for mens fishing style hats. Date: 6/5/10 2:59 PM

I made a work cap w/side and neck flap last year w/out a pattern and used camophlage fabric (inside out) but would like to find a nice light weight nylon or such that would deflect sun and be light-weight. I know JoAnn does not carry this type of fabric. Has anyone got some of this type online.
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Date: 6/5/10 3:07 PM

The Green Pepper has patterns as well as fabric. Although the fabric isn't online you can order the catalogue and swatches (which I have done). Also, I find this thread on Fabric Sources to be extremely useful. There are several sources listed for outdoor/sports fabric.

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Date: 6/5/10 7:30 PM

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The Green Pepper has patterns as well as fabric. Although the fabric isn't online you can order the catalogue and swatches (which I have done). Also, I find this thread on Fabric Sources to be extremely useful. There are several sources listed for outdoor/sports fabric.

Thank you, I have ordered some fabric from Rockywoods.Com. They appear to have some nice outdoor lightweight nylon that is reasonably priced. I only orered 1 yard until I see if I really like it. The swatch pack is $4 which I may order too. I have saved the fabric source listing to my tracking web so I can refer back to it. Sooo many choices.

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Janome 19606 ,Janome My Excel 4023, Brother 1034D, White 1750C, Kenmore 158.1803, White 764, Brother 780D.

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Date: 6/11/10 8:32 PM

Well folks , the Rocykwoods.com fabric arrived and is totally not what I expected it to be. It was a nasty browny green and "plastic" appearing. It was listed as a uv protectant nylon fabric. I know I should have ordered a swatch first (lesson learned) . I returned it today, costing me over $5 postage. Someonefrom Rockywoods finally called me back 24 hrs later to give me a return code and tell me ther was a 30% restocking charge. So out of my $8.99 + $3.00 shipping I may get nothing back. Needless to say I will not be using Rockywoods again.

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Janome 19606 ,Janome My Excel 4023, Brother 1034D, White 1750C, Kenmore 158.1803, White 764, Brother 780D.

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Date: 6/12/10 12:57 PM

therainshed.com or seattlefabrics.com

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Date: 6/12/10 3:29 PM

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therainshed.com or seattlefabrics.com

Thanks, my origianl though was to go w/ Seattle Fabrics as my son lives there and maybe they you pick up.

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It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt 1843
Janome 19606 ,Janome My Excel 4023, Brother 1034D, White 1750C, Kenmore 158.1803, White 764, Brother 780D.

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